While he had fun with his friends, Capote also had to struggle with his nightmarish family life.
Seeing little of his mother and his father over the years, he often wrestled with feeling abandoned by them.
Acclaimed writer Truman Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons on September 30, 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
I have a confession to make: I am nearing 30 and I still live with my parents. There were my four years in college, and that one year I lived with my best friend.
But for the most part, I’ve lived in the same house for a decent percentage of my life. It started as a temporary fix that has now lasted way longer than it should have. Privacy is hard The walls in my house are paper-thin.
Despite their differences, Lee found Capote to be a delight, calling him "a pocket Merlin" for his creative and inventive ways.
Little did these playful pals know that they would both become famous writers one day.
There is no solace in in the situation, there’s simply nowhere to go.
The best you can do is pick a house, sit watching TV in the living room until mom and dad wave goodnight, and then go at it as quietly as possible. Most of them come post-midnight when my parents are sleeping. That’s a tough task when getting only 3 or 2 or no hours rest. One boy came over, and to satiate my parents, I slept on the couch while he slept in my bed.
In Monroeville, Capote befriended a young Harper Lee.
The two were opposites—Capote was a sensitive boy who was picked on by other kids for being a wimp, while Lee was a rough and tumble tomboy.
She sends him nasty texts saying he is forgetting his friends if he hasn’t seen her for a while, posts catty comments on his facebook page, yet he still won’t cut her off.
He says it is easier to remain friends with her than not to, but I personally won’t surround myself with people who are so toxic.
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